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"To believe in something and not live it, is dishonest."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Traci Ippolito, MS MFT


Being a psychotherapist has always felt like a calling.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I spent ten years working in corporate marketing and elementary education. However my life-long interest in psychology compelled me to change careers and for the past 20 years I have dedicated myself to providing counseling for individuals and couples as well as continuously working on my own personal growth. I understand first-hand the experience of transformation and change that therapy can provide. I feel this process has allowed me to more effectively help others move toward greater satisfaction in their relationships, lives and careers.


I strongly believe that each of us has the inner strength and wisdom to overcome one’s most difficult challenges in life. Regardless of the struggles you face, therapy is an effective tool in promoting positive change and healing emotional wounds. I am deeply committed to empowering you to create the life and relationships you truly desire. When provided well, psychotherapy WILL be one of the most valuable investments of your life. I am passionate about my work and am truly dedicated to supporting you on your path of self discovery.


"This session just makes me realize how grateful I am for you and how much I appreciate you as my therapist! I feel so safe opening up to you and I've never had that, so thank you for making such a huge positive impact on my life❤️"

- Testimonial by anonymous Female Client


I have extensive clinical work experience and training in a variety of settings.


Clinical Work Experience

  • Counseling individuals and couples in a private practice setting
    (Santa Rosa, Petaluma)

  • Workshop coordinator and group facilitator(educator)
    for families divorcing or separating (Kids Turn)

  • High School Counselor – Providing therapy to adolescent in a public school setting (Tamiscal High School)

  • Support group facilitator for eating disorders and body image issues
    (Tamiscal High School)

  • Provide psycho-education to students, faculty, and community in areas of mental health

  • Providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and children in a clinic setting (Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic, Full Circle Programs)

  • Providing Parent Child Interaction Therapy(in depth parenting skills) to parent’s of young child (Full Circle Programs)

  • Mobile Therapist – Providing in-home therapy to individuals and families
    (Vesta Family Preservation Project)

  • Therapeutic Mentor for At Risk Teens (Vive)

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor in drug/alcohol in-patient treatment facilities (Bayside Marin, Marin Services For Women)

  • Family Program Director for family members of individuals in treatment for drug/alcohol addiction (Marin Services For Women)

  • Managed four transitional housing sites for women and their children
    (Marin Services For Women)

  • Counselor for Suicide Prevention Hotline (Marin Suicide Prevention)


Training And Certifications

  • Certified Level II PACT Therapist (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization & Reprocessing) Trained

  • Advanced training in Somatic Psychotherapy

  • Certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – Designed to help the parent practice limit setting, utilize discipline techniques and ultimately strengthen the relationship between parent and child

  • Advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Advanced training in Couples Counseling

  • Advanced training in Trauma and crisis response

  • 40 hours completed training in suicide prevention 


Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Marriage and Family Therapy License – California Board of Behavioral Sciences

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology – Dominican University

  • Member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy)

  • Member of RECAMFT (Sonoma County Chapter)

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